Underground Eats

April 27, 2012
Some Enchanted Kosher Evening (and Not a Matzo Ball in Sight)

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First, start with the candlelit beauty of The Foundry in Long Island City, under the shadow of the Queensboro Bridge, where father-son duo Dan and Yair Lenchner host these roughly-monthly pop-up dinners. Add a luxurious six-course Italian spring menu - think poached egg with parmesan foam, light-as-air gnudi with truffles, and hand-made pasta with morels and peas - inspired by Yair's recent culinary study trip to Italy, with sophisticated wine pairings (turns out, kosher wine doesn't have to be sickly sweet).

Their first kosher pop-up in October attracted 30 diners; today, over 100. If this is kosher, then we're converted.

pop-up restaurant April 26, 2012

pop-up restaurant April 26, 2012

A tricolore of bruschette: tomato and oregano, anchovy ricotta and arugula butter

Poached egg with parmesan foam and crisp

Truffle gnudi with chives

pop-up restaurant April 26, 2012 - Yair Lenchner

Manna Catering, Inc.
42-25 A Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel. 212-966-3449 Fax: 347-472-4445